With Harrison Ford already 65, the notion of an Indiana Jones 5 might seem ridiculous. But another sequel is, in fact, extremely likely…
In the 1980s there were originally 5 Indiana Jones movies planned. The 19 year delay since The Last Crusade was due to a disagreement over the direction of the story. That has now been resolved.
Spielberg says he became particularly interested in returning to the series after his son asked when the remaining two would be released. All of which means… we’re still one short.
Steven Spielberg stated at the Cannes press conference that he was indeed open to making another film if the public wanted more. "That's why we made this Indiana Jones. We'll certainly have our ear to the ground to hear what happens. That'll decide were we go from here."
Given that Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull will, without doubt, be the biggest financial hit of the year, and the critical response has been good… this criteria has been well met.
For his part Harrison Ford said last week "Till they tell me otherwise, I will continue to be Indiana Jones."
But here’s the kicker. Don’t expect Indiana Jones to be the lead
in Indiana Jones 5. George Lucas explained to reporters at a recent premiere "I have an idea to make Shia [LaBeouf] the lead character next time and have Harrison come back like Sean Connery did in the last movie. I can see it working out."
It doesn’t get much more black and white than that.
Sources: BBC, Yahoo